Casa da Chica da Silva

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Casa da Chica da Silva information

Location
Diamantina , Brazil
Address
Praça Lobo de Mesquita 266
Telephone
+55 xx38 3531 2491
Opening hours
noon-5:30pm Tue-Sat, 8:30am-noon Sun
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This fine colonial mansion was the home of diamond contractor João Fernandes de Oliveira and his longtime partner, the former slave Chica da Silva. Upstairs, paintings and poems (in Portuguese only) evoke the lifestyle of the extravagant mulatto.